So, I went to the RE today for a follow-up. Man, my Dr. is missing all the action! Apparently she's been in Disney World. The guy I've been seen has been great though. It was the same one that I saw last Monday, and, he was floored at my stomach. It's 100% worse that it was than when I saw him last week. He immediately got in touch with a dermatologist and whisked us away to meet with him. He said that it didn't look like typical cellulitis, but, that it was definitely infected and out of control.
The dermatologist was very kind and considerate...and empathetic of my madness. He said his opinion was that it is more impetigo. He prescribed a steroid cream, an oral steroid, and wants me to continue the antibiotic and antibiotic cream. I took the steroid and put the steroid cream on as soon as I got them from the pharmacy, and it's already feeling better. It's not looking better, but, I'm not going quite as insane. It's starting to be a little painful since it's drying up and such now. I've been laying pretty still and low as to not irritate things. I am hopeful that things will start looking up soon! And start healing! Please keep sending those good thoughts and prayers my way! They suggested not going to work until at least Weds or Thursday, depending on how things are healing up.
Here's a little excerpt on impetigo if you are interested. VERY similar to cellulitis, except not as likely to enter the blood stream (yes, cause that would be bad!!! We don't want that!!!). And, it's contagious...which, would explain why I have hives all over now!!!
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